Luminous vocals and intricate fingerwork cast a spell on audiences when International Bluegrass Music Association Guitarist of the Year and Americana Music Association Instrumentalist of the Year Molly Tuttle takes the stage. Her prowess has prompted Premier Guitar to exclaim, “Among the most brilliant guitarists in this new generation is Molly Tuttle, who seems as effortlessly conversant when flatpicking as when playing in the clawhammer style, and who is equally gifted as a singer-songwriter.”
The latest album release of Canadian-born Nashville resident Steve Dawson—an ELLNORA alum who performed his own composition with the Jupiter String Quartet at Krannert Center’s 50th-anniversary weekend in April 2019—drew meaningful praise from fellow Canadian musician Bruce Cockburn: “Steve Dawson’s Lucky Hand is a beautiful, genre-stretching collection of guitar instrumentals—moods from joyful to poignant, expressed through some of the coolest finger-picking you’re likely to hear.”
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